So as you know it was the Smash* book that got me back into “scrapping” (or smashing, if you will). With my newly rekindled love, I started trolling the community again; trying to get a feel for what was new, what products were all the rage, etc. That is how I stumbled upon Project Life. I loved it the moment I saw it. I take pictures almost every day anyway. I love everyday moments – it shows in my photographs. I don’t like to do the typical posed photo shoots, I am always drawn to lifestyle photography. I like going back and looking at vintage everyday items (advertisements, soup cans, kitchen gadgets, slides, etc.). It seemed perfect.
Boy was I wrong.
I loved the idea but the format was not for me. At All. It was just too linear (which is crazy because I usually really like that kind of thing). Having to fit all my thoughts in tiny little 3×4 rectangles kind of made me…
sad irritated I don’t know…it made me something.
Like I said though, I really liked the idea. So I thought about it. I liked the idea of Project Life, I liked the idea of Smash* books so why don’t I just combine the two. So I did! And I love it!
Here is my attempt at a Project Life page. I didn’t even finish it because I hated it so much…I know hate is a strong word, but I mean I REALLY didn’t like it!
(sorry the picture is so dark, it was taken at night and I could only get so much light in the room)
So I scrapped that idea, pulled all the cards out, broken them down and made it into a Smash book. There is journaling behind the big pic of Em that tells what went on this week.
Here is the left side.
Here is the right.